Hazeldean Watermain

Hazeldean RoadWatermain Upgrade from Castlefrank to Kincardine

Contract No. ISD12-3002

Construction Notice

Project Background:

In accordance with the City ofOttawa Infrastructure Master Plan, the existing watermain that was installed under the eastbound lanes ofHazeldean Roadin 1976 is to be upsized betweenCastlefrank RoadandKincardine Drive, to match the size of the existing main to the east and west of the project limits. The pipe is shallow and in poor condition and there have been several breaks on this section of watermain.  The main forms a critical part of the City’s backbone infrastructure supplying water to the Stittsville area.

Project Description:

The new 914mm diameter watermain will be installed under the westbound lanes ofHazeldean RoadbetweenKincardine DriveandCastlefrank Road.  The new main will be commissioned and then the existing watermain (under the eastbound lanes) will be grouted and abandoned.  Short sections of watermain will also be installed at the intersections in order to tie into the existing mains on Kincardine, Terry Fox, Edgewater, Young and Castlefrank.

This is not a full road replacement project.  Road reinstatement will be confined to the watermain trench and any other localized areas of the road surface that are damaged as a result of construction.  Some portions of existing sidewalk and central concrete median will also need to be removed and replaced as part of the construction work.

All the construction work will occur on the north side (westbound lanes) ofHazeldean Road. The south side of the road will be temporarily converted into single lane, 2-way traffic.  Consequently, temporary traffic signal modifications will be set up, and some turning movements will be restricted or removed, at the Terry Fox, Edgewater, Young and Castlefrank intersections.  In order to avoid cumulative traffic disruption, construction will generally be staged such that the work does not occur at the busiest intersections at the same time,


Anticipated Affects on Residents, Businesses and traffic:


The lane reductions on Hazeldean and the temporary traffic signal modifications will likely result in some traffic delays, especially during peak periods.  The timetable for bus route #118 and #96 onHazeldean Roadwill be adjusted to allow for some extra travel time.

Edgewater Streetwill be closed at Hazeldean for a short period while construction occurs within the intersection and during this time access to / from Edgewater will be fromTerry Fox Drive.

Vehicular access into the businesses on Hazeldean Roadbetween Terry Fox Driveand Young Streetwill be restricted during construction.  However, although restricted, the Contractor will be required to maintain access to businesses at all times.  A temporary access lane might be necessary, or in situations where two access lanes into the mall exist, during construction only one will be operational for short period.

In areas where existing sidewalks and bus shelters will be impacted by the construction work, temporary provisions will be provided.

If you or anyone else accessing your property requires special assistance due to a physical or visual impairment, please feel free to contact the undersigned such that we can make arrangements to obtain assistance for you.

Water Service

A temporary loss of water service during non-business hours will be experienced for a short duration at some of the properties located onHazeldean Road.  The installation of temporary water services might also be required.  You will be notified in advance of any planned water service interruptions.


You may feel vibrations due to heavy equipment used for specific construction activities.  This is quite common and not usually a problem.  The Contractor will monitor vibrations during these operations.

Prior to construction, the Contractor may contact you to arrange for a pre-construction survey of your property.  However, you may want to complete your own survey of your property before the work starts to record the condition of your building.  This survey should include dated photographs.

The Contractor is fully responsible for any damage to private property as a result of their construction activities.  If you think that damage occurred to your property as a result of construction, please contact the Contractor directly.

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the operation of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration.  We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.


Project Timing:

The anticipated project timelines are as follows:

  • Completion of design and tendering – June 2012.
  • Commencement of construction – Late August / early September 2012.
  • Construction will shut down for the winter, during which time normal traffic flow will be restored.  Construction will restart in the spring / summer 2013 and be completed before fall 2013.

Please be advised that construction scheduling is subject to changes due to weather conditions, unforeseen conditions, and availability of resources.


Additional Information

For information on the 2012 portion of construction, please click here.

For information on the 2013 portion of construction, please click here.

A pre-construction notice will be delivered prior to construction starting and that notice will provide the contact information for the Contractor and the City’s Construction Inspector, who will be available to address any questions or concerns you might have.

Meanwhile, for further information please contact the City of Ottawa project manager at the address below:

Jonathan Knoyle, P. Eng., Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa, Infrastructure Services Department,100 Constellation Crescent

613-580-2424 ext. 16436